Month: February 2021

Correspondent.World’s Media Excellence Award, for January 2021: Egypt’s overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak ten years ago… by the Telegraph’s Colin Freeman.

11 February 2021 By Paul Martin

Ten years on from Egypt’s Arab Spring – what has become of the Tahrir Square revolutionaries?  Protests in Cairo in 2011 sparked the downfall of dictator Hosni Mubarak. But did it really change anything? By Colin Freeman24 January 2021 A woman waves an Egyptian national flag from a balcony overlooking Tahrir Square, Cairo on Feb […]

A new drug may be key breakthrough in curing Covid. It’s said to have cured 29 of 30 moderate to serious COVID cases in days.

7 February 2021 By Paul Martin

Doctors in Tel Aviv have tested drugs that they say will stop the body killing itself in a terrible overreaction to a Covid virus invasion. British doctors say a large proportion of Covid deaths are caused by this body response. In a ‘huge breakthrough’ ,  Ichilov Hospital director Roni Gamzu said the research “gives us […]

Bugs in your gut, transplanted, can help reduce someone else’s cancer.

4 February 2021 By Paul Martin

For some cancer patients, a “poo transplant” could boost the positive effects of immunotherapy, a treatment designed to rally the immune system against cancer cells.  Not all cancer patients respond to immunotherapy drugs. For example, only about 40% of patients with advanced melanoma, a type of skin cancer, reap long-term benefit from the drugs, according to recent estimates. In trying […]

Statistics prove it: British teachers, especially those in primary schools, are at no greater risk of dying from Covid-19 than any other working group. What are the implications, then, for fully reopening schools?

3 February 2021 By Paul Martin

There are lies and lies — and statistics. Or so goes the old adage. Actually that’s not quite true. There are lies and lies — and there are misleading statistics, would be a better way to phrase it. This time, though, the BBC has got its facts and its statistics spot-on. A radio programme called […]